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Global Citizens : Social Movements and the Challenge of Globalization - Marjorie Mayo

Global Citizens

Social Movements and the Challenge of Globalization

Paperback Published: 1st February 2005
ISBN: 9781842771396
Number Of Pages: 240

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The start of the twenty first century has been accompanied by an upsurge of anti-capitalist campaigning, challenging the basis of the New World Economic order. What lessons can be learned from these experiences of social mobilisation? How can non-governmental organisations, community based organisations and the labour and trade union movement develop effective campaigning alliances - without becoming institutionalised and incorporated themselves? How can they balance immediate gains and longer term strategies for transformation? How can they gain media attention without losing control of the message? And how can social movements develop organisational forms which are genuinely representative and democratically accountable, globally? These questions are explored through case studies including DAWN (Development Alternatives for Women for a New Era), Education for All, and Jubilee 2000's campaigning against world debt. The book concludes by exploring lessons for building global challenges to neo-liberal agendas and developing more transformatory approaches.

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'Marjorie Mayo has added another highly important contribution to her wide-ranging canon on the struggles for ordinary people's and communities' empowerment. This powerful book provides an analysis of how they can respond to globalisation - over key issues such as debt, gender rights, education and poverty - and examples of how they have done so.' - Gary Craig, Professor of Social Justice, Hull University, and President of the International Association for Community Development; 'In clear and accessible language, Mayo brilliantly outlines key theoretical debates about globalization, democracy and social movements, linking them to concrete case studies of citizen action. In so doing, she poses and explores critical contemporary issues of how to build sustainable challenges to global power through grassroots action. This book is a must for all of those seeking to understand how to build progressive movements for human rights and social justice in the twenty-first century.' - John Gaventa, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and co-editor Global Citizen Action

Introduction
Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Alternative Strategies
The State, the Market and Civil Society in the Context of Globalization
Competing Theories of Social Movements, Both Nationally and Internationally
Social Movements Old and New: Alternatives or Allies?
Opportunities and Challenges for Global Networks and Social Movements
People to People Exchanges: Learning from People's Experiences Globally
Developing Alternative Analyses: Campaigning Globally for International Policies for Gender Equality and Freedom from Discrimination and Oppression
Campaigning for Rights to Key Services: The Global Campaign for Education
Campaigning on Global Economic Policy Issues: Jubilee 2000's Debt
Building on the Lessons of the New Challenges
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ISBN: 9781842771396
ISBN-10: 1842771396
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: ZED BOOKS LTD
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1

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